Connect your account to earn game rewards

You can earn in-game rewards when you watch eligible live streams on YouTube by connecting your Google Account to a Partner account.

Note, for some games on Android, you can earn rewards by connecting your account through Google Play Games instead. For more information about connecting your accounts and earning rewards in this situation, please view this page instead of the article below.

Connect your accounts

You can connect to a rewards partner in your Settings. You can also connect on the Watch page of any live stream eligible for rewards.

Connect in Settings

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to your profile picture  and select Settings  .
  3. Go to the Connected apps section.
  4. Click CONNECT next to the partner you’d like to connect.
    1. If you don't already have an account, follow the instructions from the partner website to create one. Then start at Step 2.
  5. Follow the steps to sign in to your partner account.

Connect on the Watch Page

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to any live stream that’s eligible for rewards.
  3. On the Watch page, click REWARDS  below the player.
  4. Follow the steps to sign in to your partner account.

Tip: If nothing happens when you select “Rewards” you may need to allow popups from YouTube. 

After connecting your account, watch any eligible live streams to be eligible for rewards. Go to the “Partner accounts” section below to learn more about which streams are eligible.

Disconnect your accounts

You can disconnect your Google Account from any connected partner in your Settings. You can also disconnect on the Watch page of any live stream eligible for rewards.

Disconnect in Settings

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Click your profile picture  and select Settings  .
  3. Go to the Connected apps section.
  4. Click DISCONNECT next to the partner you’d like to disconnect.

Disconnect on the Watch Page

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to any eligible live stream.
  3. On the Watch page, click CONNECTED  below the player.
  4. Click DISCONNECT.

Note: ​Once you disconnect your accounts, you’ll no longer be eligible for rewards on that app by watching eligible live streams. Our partners may keep a record of those watches even if you’ve disconnected. Refer to your partner account to manage your data.

Partner accounts

If you don't see a specific mobile game listed, it may be a part of the Google Play Games integration.

PUBG
PUBG Corporation is the maker of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. Your global PUBG account must be linked to your Steam account. After linking your account, watch eligible live streams to get rewards.
Riot Games
Riot is the maker of League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra, and Teamfight Tactics. After linking your account, watch eligible live streams to get rewards.
Epic Games
Epic is the maker of Fortnite. After linking your Fortnite account, watch select Fortnite World Cup content to be eligible for rewards.
PUBG Mobile
Tencent is the maker of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile. Your global PUBG Mobile account must be linked to your Steam account. After linking your account, watch select PUBG Mobile live streams to be eligible for rewards.
MLBB
Moonton is the maker of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. After linking your MLBB account, watch select MLBB live streams to be eligible for rewards.
Knives Out
NetEase is the maker of Knives Out. After linking your Knives Out account, watch Knives Out Official Streamer live streams to be eligible for rewards.
Supercell

Supercell is the maker of Clash Royale. After linking your Supercell account, watch select Clash Royale/Clash Royale League live streams to be eligible for Clash Royale rewards

FACEIT
As of July 2020, users can no longer connect their YouTube accounts to FACEIT and all existing FACEIT connections will be deleted.

FAQs

I've connected my accounts and I'm watching an eligible live-stream. Why am I not winning anything?

Our partners ultimately figure out which eligible viewers will win based on the rules for each stream. The rules may vary by partner.  
To make sure you’re eligible, make sure you’ve linked accounts and are watching on your computer, the YouTube mobile app, or our mobile website. If you watch on embedded players, the YouTube Smart TV app, or via casting, you won’t be eligible for rewards.
To check if the video is eligible, you can look at the videos’ Player Settings, where eligible videos will include an option for you to review your linked account state.
If you’re on Android or iOS, make sure you’re using the latest version of YouTube

How do I know if I won anything?

For Google Play Games accounts: You may get a confirmation email or Play Games notification with instructions on how to redeem rewards. Please visit the Google Play Help Center for more information.
For other partner accounts: Rewards will be distributed to your partner game account after you've won. These rewards may take up to a day to appear. Learn more directly from the partner website.

Is this feature available on mobile?

Rewards are available on a computer, the mobile app, on our mobile website m.youtube.com, and through picture-in-picture viewing. If you watch on embedded players, you will not be eligible for rewards.
I can't connect my account. What should I do?
First, check that you're signed in. You may need to turn on pop-ups in your browser to connect your accounts. If you can't connect on Safari, try another browser. 
Note: You can only connect personal accounts, not Brand Accounts. Make sure you’re logged into a personal account when trying to connect.
If a video is set as Made for Kids, account linking won’t be available.

I got a message that my accounts connected, but they’re not showing as connected. Am I still eligible for rewards?

Sometimes there’s a delay between when your accounts connect and when they display as connected.
Visit this page to confirm your accounts are connected. On this page, you can view all the services your account is connected to. You can also unlink from any service.
As long as this page shows your accounts as connected, you’re eligible for rewards.
If your accounts are not showing as connected, you can also try unlinking, then reconnecting your accounts.

I’m trying to disconnect my accounts, but they’re still showing as connected. Why?

Sometimes there’s a delay between when your accounts disconnect and when they display as disconnected.
Visit this page to confirm your accounts are disconnected. If the service isn't listed on this page, that means your accounts aren't connected anymore.

What type of info is shared between Google and my game account when I connect my account?

After you connect your account to YouTube, YouTube will share your viewing info, and the partner may share basic account info with Google or YouTube. This info will let us know which accounts are eligible for Rewards.
Note, for accounts connected to Google Play Games, please visit the Google Play Help Center instead for info on information sharing.
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